Dec. 7, 2015—Plastics News has announced its second annual automotive plastics event, Plastics in Automotive Conference 2016: Driving Change, on Jan. 11-12 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.
The conference will feature industry leaders from automakers and Tier 1 suppliers addressing future challenges and opportunities surrounding the use of plastics in vehicle development.
"The automotive sector of the plastics industry is growing impressively and is among the most vibrant end markets for plastics," said Brennan Lafferty, Plastics News publisher. "Plastics in Automotive: Driving Change promises to offer insights and advances that will support the robust growth of the automotive plastics industry, with a lineup of top industry executives."
Mark Voss, engineering group manager for body structures advanced technology with General Motors will deliver the keynote address on the use of carbon fiber composites in vehicle bodies.
A number of key automotive topics will be discussed, including a look at automotive manufacturing from Laurie Harbour, president of Harbour Results, a panel on design and modeling featuring David Compeau of FCA North America and a view of advances in exteriors from Tom Pilette, global vice president of product and process development at Magna International.
There will also be a panel discussing the needs of automakers and Tier 1 suppliers. The panel includes Saber Haidous, senior manager – global raw material - global purchasing & supply chain at General Motor Corp., Jim Bos, vice president of global procurement for YanFeng Automotive Interiors, and John Erwin, vice president of purchasing with SRG Global.
To register and view a full list of speakers, visit Plastic News’ website.